Name: Jiyuanitectum.
Phonetic: Je-yu-an-e-tect-tum.
Named By: J.‭ ‬Liu,‭ ‬L.‭ ‬Xu,‭ ‬S.-H.‭ ‬Jia,‭ ‬H.-Y.‭ ‬Pu‭ & ‬X.-L.‭ ‬Liu‭ ‬-‭ ‬2014.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Reptiliomorpha,‭ ‬Chroniosuchia,‭ ‬Bystrowianidae.
Species: J.‭ ‬flatum‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Carnivore‭?
Size: Unknown due to lack of fossils.
Known locations: China,‭ ‬Henan Province‭ ‬-‭ ‬Shangshihezi Formation.
Time period: Wuchiapingian of the Permian.
Fossil representation: Single osteoderm.

       Jiyuanitectum is a genus of reptiliomorph that lived in China during the Permian.‭ ‬So far the only part of this animal that is known is one of the bony plates that would have run down the length of the back.

Further reading
-‭ ‬The Jiyuan tetrapod fauna of the Upper Permian of China‭—‬2.‭ ‬stratigraphy,‭ ‬taxonomical review,‭ ‬and correlation.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Vertebrata PalAsiatica‭ ‬52‭(‬3‭)‬:328-339.‭ ‬-‭ ‬J.‭ ‬Liu,‭ ‬L.‭ ‬Xu,‭ ‬S.-H.‭ ‬Jia,‭ ‬H.-Y.‭ ‬Pu‭ & ‬X.-L.‭ ‬Liu‭ ‬-‭ ‬2014.


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